Necro

Gory Days

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Ultra-hardcore rapper Necro delivers his second ridiculously perverse album in a row, Gory Days. The album succeeds I Need Drugs, probably the most exploitative album the rap music industry had ever produced. The mothers of America would cry if they ever found their children listening to such an album. The lyrics are one thing, but the full-color booklet of crazy photos -- filled with drugs, guns, violence, and women -- makes the album more than just music. Like I Need Drugs, Gory Days goes beyond just music, again featuring a shocking booklet filled with crazy photos. Musically, the album isn't nearly as memorable as the photos. Though it's an easy comparison -- perhaps even an obvious one -- you can't help thinking it: Necro sounds exactly like Eminem. Or better yet, Necro sounds exactly like a more perverse Eminem -- more perverse than Eminem would ever allow himself to be. Of course, the initial shock of hearing Necro wears thin quickly, leaving you to confront the facts, namely that Necro isn't an impressive rapper. He may be perverse, but he's also lacking wit and has little to offer. Sadly, Necro offers, at best, a feeling of horror with Gory Days. And while that feeling may initially be pleasureful, it's a guilty pleasure that flees quickly.

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